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Nyle DiMarco Is Lord of the Jungle In “Tarzan”-Themed Routine On “Dancing With The Stars”

"I always wished I could actually be Tarzan."

Nyle DiMarco goes shirtless for a steamy samba on this week’s Dancing With The Stars.

For this week’s Disney-themed challenge, DiMarco and his partner Peta Murgatroyd decided to assume the characters of Tarzan and Jane from the hit Disney film, Tarzan. They choreographed their samba to “Trashin’ The Camp” and sported some seriously sexy costumes, with DiMarco donning a flowing mane of brown hair and a leather loincloth.

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However, even as it might seem that the duo only picked Tarzan so that DiMarco could show off his six-pack abs and perfectly toned arms, the model divulged that the film actually holds a very special place in his heart.

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In a pre-recorded interview, DiMarco explained to his sign language interpreter that “Tarzan is one of my favorite films. Tarzan and Jane, when they first met, they couldn’t really understand each other.”

“That’s exactly what’s happening with us,” he continued, speaking now to Murgatroyd. “So I always wished I could actually be Tarzan.”

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The dance itself went off without a hitch, garnering loads of positive attention and love from the judges. When it got to his turn, energetic judge Bruno Tonioli erupted, “The lord of the jungle is now the lord of the dance. You are perfectly undressed for the occasion. And one thing is for sure [you] won the Emmy for best supporting loin cloth! Great work!”

The pair secured a 34/40, which set them as one of the highest scores of the week.

Texas native with a penchant for strong margaritas, early Babs and tastefully executed side-eye.